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54th Annual Engineers Week High School Program

February 5, 2018

FREE 2018 Engineers Week High School Program Are you a high school student? Would you like to experience a day as an engineer? If so, you’re in luck…E-week is for you! What: Students explore engineering, technology and design by participating in engineering-oriented field trips, exhibit hall, and dinner banquet. Local engineers host students at the Banquet and share their engineering experiences 1-on-1. When: Friday February 23,2018 Where: Double Tree Hotel, Lloyd Center 1000 NE [...]

College 101 Industry Chats offered by Oregon Connections

January 17, 2018

Oregon Connections, powered by Nepris, is offering a series of Industry Chats focused on various aspects of college life.  Join an Industry Chat to interact with up to 50 other classrooms across the country around various college readiness topics.  Sessions are being offered by universities and individuals throughout the country; Oregon Tech is hosting a session about polytechnic universities on Friday, January 19 at 11am.  You just need a webcam and a projector. Already a member? Click on [...]

CASIS and Marvel Entertainment Unveil Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge

January 16, 2018

CASIS and Marvel Entertainment Unveil Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge Challenge Allows Students Ages 13-18 to Submit Flight Concepts for Microgravity Research Two Student Projects Will be Selected and Launch to the International Space Station   KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL. (January 10, 2018) – The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and Marvel Entertainment today announced the Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge is open for American students ages [...]

LiftOff 2018: Reach New Heights | Reveal the Unknown | Benefit All Humankind

January 9, 2018

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT Beginning in the summer of 1990, the NASA’s Texas Space Grant Consortium initiated weeklong professional development training for teachers. This aerospace workshop, called LiftOff, emphasizes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences by incorporating a space science theme supported by NASA missions. Teacher participants are provided with information and experiences through speakers, hands-on activities and field investigations that [...]

Scholarships For Middle School Science Teachers

December 4, 2017

The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) partners with The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Science and Mathematics at Western Kentucky University (WKU) to fund ten scholarships each year for middle school science teachers working to transfer a passion for science to students in this age group. Research shows that students who get excited about STEM subjects in middle school are the ones who will take those courses in high school and major in them at the college level. National STEM Scholars [...]

FREE Eclipse Books for Kids and Teachers

November 28, 2017

Portland-based publisher, Orbit Oregon, seeks to donate hundreds of extra copies of The Big Eclipse Book and The Big Eclipse Activity Book to Oregon teachers, principals and STEM educators. More copies of books are available than activity books so all books are “first-come, first serve”. The two books explain the eclipse and offer activities to encourage astronomy and science learning for kids ages 5-10. Books may be picked up in Portland, or can be shipped statewide with paid [...]

Real World STEM 2018 On The Farm Experience

November 14, 2017

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced three On The Farm professional development events for educators in 2018. The events are designed for those who work in STEM and health education and have a limited background in agriculture. Applications are now open at “If you work as a STEM coordinator, health educator, instructional coach at a school district or teacher educator, this may be a great fit for you,” said Christy Lilja, [...]

STEM Workshops at the OSTA Conference – Oct 13th

October 11, 2017

How Are You Hearing Me? Engaging Students in a 3D NGSS Learning Progression  Instructors: Bradford Hill & Matt McCollum Location: Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus Audience: High School This workshop aims to engage participants in a cell phone and telecommunications project. This 3D learning progression, like the 5 others that make up the Patterns Approach to Physics, integrates PBL, modeling, and the science and engineering practices. We begin with the phenomenon of a cell phone [...]

Build a Better Future: SAMSUNG Solve For Tomorrow Challenge

October 9, 2017

Tomorrow’s economies will be forged by students who are proficient in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Math (STEAM) subjects. Samsung is dedicated to helping people discover a world of possibilities, so we’ve made it our mission to raise student interest in STEAM subjects nationwide through innovative programs with our partners that will help us all build a better tomorrow. The national contest Solve For Tomorrow is giving public school teachers $2 million in Samsung Technology [...]

Oregon Game Project Challenge Presents 11th Annual Game Jam

October 8, 2017

OGPC is a yearly computer game development competition that promotes the entire STEAM spectrum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics ).  Middle/high school students form teams of coders, animators, artists, musicians, writers, etc. to compete for awards in various categories while learning valuable skills.  It bridges the disciplines in a way that most academic courses do not and encourages students with different talents to work together. Game Jams are a chance [...]
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